National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights is formulated in Bangladesh
Monday, 10th September 2018
The discourse on business and human rights is relatively new for the International Land Coalition (ILC), nevertheless, it has been realized that the business community (corporations in particular) must indeed be involved in discussing the impact of their business operations on rural people in general, because ILC generally puts forward what is commonly known as dialogue involving many parties in order to resolve land issues (multi-stakeholder platforms).
17th session of the UNPFII: UNPFII Observes Land Issues in Bangladesh
Sunday, 15th July 2018
The 17th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) urged the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) to declare roadmap for implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Accord, to execute powers and functions of the CHT Regional Council and three Hill District Councils and to approve Rules of Business of the CHT Land Commission.
Learning from NES Bangladesh. Good Practices from a Multi-Stakeholder Platform
NES Bangladesh is one of the key voices in support of indigenous peoples, women and the landless, poor and marginalised communities in the country. The multi-stakeholder platform has implemented effective advocacy activities also in collaboration with NGOs and grassroots organisations that are...
In Bangladesh, poor people become the most vulnerable victim of land grab practice because they do not have enough capacity to submit a lawsuit, and do not have financial resource to proceed the case to the court. Land grab issue continues occurring in the country, and putting the country’s food security at risk. Farmers’ arable land, water bodies, canals, and rivers are being grabbed viciously by group of people.
Advocacy for the implementation of the Vested Property Return Act
A successful advocacy campaign by ALRD and its allies achieved the repeal of the Vested Property Act - which had nefarious impacts on the land rights of Hindu minorities - and the implementation of the Vested Property Return Act. Launched despite the substantial political risks of confronting...